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Getting slapped with a restraining order in New Jersey happens a lot more often than most people think. All that is needed for a temporary restraining order (TRO) to be issued is your loved one to allege that they are a victim of domestic violence (only one act of domestic violence has to be alleged) and they are afraid of you. That’s it! No evidence. No witnesses. Just an allegation and next thing you know you are served with a court order kicking you out of your home, barring you from your kids and preventing any contact with your loved one who made the allegation.
If you this has happened to you or your domestic partner is threatening to get a TRO against you, you should consult with a qualified criminal defense attorney who understands the ins and outs of domestic violence as soon as possible. The legal team at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC has successfully defended countless restraining order cases. We will protect your interests.
If a TRO has already been issued, there will be a court hearing scheduled within 10 days of the issuance to determine if the TRO should become a final restraining order (FRO). The FRO is a permanent restraining order that only ever goes away if the plaintiff dismisses it – it will never expire.
The consequences of a FRO being granted are heavy.
These are just some of the consequences that you face if a FRO is entered against you. That is why having a skilled domestic violence defense attorney with experience in fighting FROs is essential. The legal team at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC will defend you in your restraining order case. We understand the dynamic of these types of legal matters and relationship and can often work something out with the other side or position you in the most favorable light during a FRO hearing. Several of our attorneys are former prosecutors, one of them the former supervisor of domestic violence in a county prosecutor’s office. We use this valuable insight and expertise to anticipate tactics and pinpoint weaknesses in the other side’s case.
In order to issue the FRO, a judge must believe :
If the judge believes that the victim’s safety is in jeopardy, the FRO will be issued with specific types of “relief” defined. For example, relief may include custody of children, prohibitions against contact, paying the rent or mortgage and professional counseling.
You, as the defendant, need assistance in making sure this does not happen to you. A final restraining order is forever! There are a lot of ways to defend you in this proceeding but you have to show up for the hearing and it is best if you show up with a skilled attorney. You only get one shot at not having these lifetime consequences. Why gamble with your future. Instead, hire a qualified attorney like those at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC to fight for your rights.
If a temporary restraining order has already been issues, there is very little time to act. We lawyers at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC have years of experience helping clients fight FROs that keep good people, like you, away from your loved ones. We know how to prepare your case in limited time and we will be your strongest advocates throughout the entire process. If the FRO has already been issued, we can still help with amending some of the relief or exploring further options applicable to your situation. We serve clients in Elizabeth, Union, Scotch Plains, Westfield and all over New Jersey.
The experienced, compassionate attorneys at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC understand the complicated nature of restraining orders. The close, intimate relationships involved often add a layer of emotional stress, frustration and depression. Oftentimes, accusations are made in the heat of the moment only to be regretted, and recanted, when it’s too late.
We will protect your rights if you’ve been accused of domestic violence and are facing a final restraining order. We can also assist you if you are trying to get the FRO lifted. We will work hard to help you get through this difficult time and move on with your life. Contact us today for a free consultation in Bernards Township, Somerville, Bridgewater, Bedminster, Hillsborough and throughout New Jersey.